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AFSC Responds to Attack on Humanitarian Shipment to Gaza

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Participants in the Quaker Palestine Youth Program work in the park and enjoyed planting trees and getting to know each other.

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is aggrieved by the deadly Israeli attack on the Freedom Flotilla, which was carried out in international waters during the early hours of Monday morning. The flotilla was attempting to break the Israel-imposed embargo against the people of Gaza by delivering humanitarian relief and construction materials to Gaza’s blockaded port.

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Popular Achievement Series Booklet

A reference manual prepared by the AFSC Palestinian Youth Program on the Popular Achievement Model.   

PYP Booklet


PYP English Version

Popular Achievement Series, English Version

PYP Arabic Version

Popular Achievement Series Arabic Version

Gaza: A Look Inside the Devastation

By Kathleen McQuillen, AFSC Iowa Program Coordinator

Susan Johnson is one of only a handful of outside persons allowed inside Gaza in the months following the December 2008-January 2009 Israeli war against Gaza. Traveling with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in May of 2009, Susan interviewed and photographed Gazans reeling from Israel’s punishing bombardment.

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A boy in Gaza sits atop the rubble of his family's home.

A boy in Gaza sits atop the rubble of his family's home, destroyed by the Israeli attacks on Gaza of December 2008-January 2009.

Palestine Film Series: "Slingshot Hip Hop"

Friday, May 21, 2010 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

This hopeful, sometimes joyous film shows young Palestinians in Israel, Gaza, and West Bank using music to express their pain at living separated and occupied.  They succeed in communicating not only with one another but, though this film, with the world.  Director: Jackie Salloum

Donations, to benefit Palestine Children's Relieef Fund, appreciated -- no one turned away.  Wheelchair accessible.  Co-sponsored by BFUU social Justice Committee, St. Joseph Worker Social Justice Committee, UCB Students for Justice in Palestine, KPFA Flashpoints, MECA, and AFSC.

Ninth Annual Walk for a Just Peace in Israel and Palestine

Sunday, May 16, 2010 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm


Program 1:00 pm | Walk 2:30 pm | Advocacy Buffet/Potluck 3:30 pm


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